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Old 10-23-2019, 08:52 PM
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Hi,
I have tried to follow Conditionally Merge Spouse Data in the Mailmerge Tips & Tricks (https://www.msofficeforums.com/mail-...ps-tricks.html) but it has me beat. How do I add the mail merge data for spousal data as follows -
  • No partner surname therefore only add first name & surname
  • Partner surname is the same so add first name of the partner BEFORE the surname
  • Partner surname is different so add the partner first name and surname AFTER the surname of first person

Any help would be appreciated.
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Since you don't say what issues you're having, it's impossible to add to what's already in the Mailmerge Tips & Tricks thread, where the only difference from your specification is that middle names are catered for.
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Since you don't say what issues you're having, it's impossible to add to what's already in the Mailmerge Tips & Tricks thread, where the only difference from your specification is that middle names are catered for.
Sorry Paul,

The issue I am having is understanding the syntax you have in that section and how to apply it to the scenarios I mentioned. I am very much a novice and as I can't "cut and paste", I am uncertain as to what to do.

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The complete syntax is already there for all three scenarios - all you need do is omit the field codes concerning middle names.
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Thank you, I have now done that and it works. I am on a Mac, how do I preview the results?
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Mailmerge previews are not a reliable indicator of the output with such field coding try sending at least some of the data to a new document.
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Mailmerge previews are not a reliable indicator of the output with such field coding try sending at least some of the data to a new document.
I did that Paul - that's how I knew it worked 😉 I understand and I'll check using the method you advise.

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